Robert Samuel Henshaw

                                                      ┌── William Henshawc1773-?    
                           ┌── William Henshaw, Jr. ──┤
                           │   c1809-<1855            │
                           │                          └── Nancy Mitchell
                           │                              c1778-?    
Robert Samuel Henshaw ─────┤
B: 1842                    │                          ┌── Aaron House
D: 1921                    │                          │
                           └── Belinda House ─────────┤
                                1819->1900            │
                                                      └── Phoebe Mitchell
M: Pamily Virginia Weakley
   ├── William Wesley Henshaw (1869-1945) 1,2,3,4
   ├── Luther G. Henshaw (1870-?) 1
   ├── James A. Henshaw (c1871-?) 2
   ├── Lillian Virginia Henshaw (1872-1961) 2,4,5
   ├── Elizabeth Henshaw (c1875-?) 2
   ├── Robert T. Henshaw (1876-1920) 2,3,4,6,7
   └── Lucy Henshaw (c1879-?) 2

Robert Samuel Henshaw     [ID 09336] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep 23 1842, Virginia.1,2,3,6,7,8,9  

On May 1 1861 Robert S. Henshaw enlisted as a Private in Company G, 7th Virginia Infantry.  Promoted to full Corporal Apr 26 1862; wounded on May 5 1862 at Williamsburg, Virginia; promoted to full Sergeant on Jun 1 1863; reported AWOL on Aug 1 1863; court-martialed on Dec 10 1863 and ordered two months pay forfeited; reduded to Private on Dec 15 1863.  Noted for "Distinguished Service".10  

He married Pamily Virginia Weakley4,11 [Emily -2], Feb 13 18674,11 [about 18693].  Pamily, daughter of Wesley Weakley & Edna Yowell, was born Oct 20 1846, Virginia.2,3,4,6,7,12  

Robert and family were shown in the 1870 census (Aug 12 1870), Madison County, Virginia:1

Henshaw, Robert, age 26, born in Virginia; farmer; $800 real estate; $200 personal property.
Henshaw, Pamily, age 24, born in Virginia; keeps house.
Henshaw, William W., age 2, born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Luther G., age 2 months, born April [1870] in Virginia.
Living nearby in 1870 was the family of James Owen Henshaw.13  

Robert and family were shown in the 1880 census (Jun 4 1880), Madison County, Virginia:2

Henshaw, Robt, age 36, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; farmer.
Henshaw, Emily, wife, age 33, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; keeps house.
Henshaw, William W., son, age 7, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, James A., son, age 9, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; attended school.
Henshaw, Lillian, daughter, age 8, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Elizabeth, daughter, age 5, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Robt, son, age 4, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Lucy, daughter, age 1, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Living next door in 1880 was the family of brother Frank.14  

Robert and family were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 4 1900), Glasgow, Howard County, Missouri:3

Henshaw, Robert, head-of-household, age 57, born Sept 1842 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; married 31 years; occupation: farmer; rented farm.
Henshaw, Pamily V., wife, age 53, born Oct 1846 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; married 31 years; 6 children, 4 living.
Henshaw, William W., son, age 30, born Nov 1869 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; single; occupation: farmer.
Henshaw, Robert T., son, age 23, born Apr 1877 in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; single; occupation: farmer.

Robert and family were shown in the 1910 census (May 18-19 1910), Burton, Howard County, Missouri:6

Henshaw, Robert S., head-of-household, age 68, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first marriage, married 42 years; occupation: farmer, general farm; rented farm.
Henshaw, Pamley V., wife, age 63, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first marriage, married 42 years; 6 children, 4 living.
Henshaw, Robert T., son, age 34, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; single; occupation: farm laborer, home farm.
Hunter, Antil W., servant, male, Indian, age 23, born in Oklahoma; parents born in Oklahoma; occupation: farm laborer, working out.
Henshaw, William W., head-of-household, age 42, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first marriage, married 2 years; occupation: farm laborer, home farm; rented home.
Henshaw, Vernon, wife, age 30, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first marriage, married 2 years.

Robert and family were shown in the 1920 census (Jan 8 1920), Marshall, Saline County, Missouri:7

Henshaw, Robert S., head-of-household, age 77, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; owned home (mortgaged); occupation: gardens at home.
Henshaw, Pamly V., wife, age 73, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia.
Henshaw, Robert, son, age 39, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; single; occupation: machinist, K.C. Bold & Nut [..unclear..].

Robert Samuel Henshaw died Jun 18 1921, buried Lot 19 Section 18, Ridge Park Cemetery, Marshall, Saline County, Missouri.9,15  

Widow Pamily was shown in the 1930 census (Apr 8 1930), living with daughter Lillian and her husband at 6128 Washington Place, St. Louis, Missouri:5

Henshaw, Pamily, head-of-household, age 60 [sic], born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; widow; rented home ($57.50 rent); no radio in home; occupation: none.
Martin, Herbert, son-in-law, age 50, born in Missouri; parents born in Virginia; first married at age 21; occupation: manager, traffic; not a war veteran.
Martin, Lillian, wife, age 50, born in Virginia; parents born in Virginia; first married at age 21; occupation: none.

Pamily died Sep 18 1934, buried Lot 19 Section 18, Ridge Park Cemetery, Marshall, Saline County, Missouri.4,12  

In 1952 the Daughters of the Confederacy erected a memorial to Confederate veterans buried in Ridge Park Cemetery.  The list of names includes "R. S. Henshaw"15 (see photo below).

(photo)Photo: Memorial to Robert Samuel Henshaw and other Civil War veterans Ridge Park Cemetery, Saline County, Missouri 15


Sources

  1. 1870 census, Madison Court House P.O., Robertson Township, Madison County, Virginia; roll M593-1662, page 95, line #39, dwelling #289, family #294.
  2. 1880 census, Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia; roll T9-1377, ED 108, page 373B, line #17, dwelling #77, family #86.
  3. 1900 census, Glasgow, Chariton Township, Howard County, Missouri; roll T623-859, ED 62, page 2A, line #2, dwelling #22, family #23.
  4. Saline County, Missouri: Ridge Park Cemetery Records; http://www.ancestry.com.
  5. 1930 census, 28th Ward, St. Louis, Missouri; roll T626-1245, ED 240, page 11A, line #38, dwelling #112, family #211.
  6. 1910 census, Burton, Chariton Township, Howard County, Missouri; roll T624-784, ED 79, page 3B, line #71, dwelling #51, family #52-53.
  7. 1920 census, 3rd Ward, Marshall, Marshall Township, Saline County, Missouri; roll T625-962, ED 203, page 4B, line #34, dwelling #124, family #130.
  8. 1850 census, Madison County, Virginia; roll M432-958, page 97, line #27, dwelling #621, family #621.
  9. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77306548.
  10. American Civil War Soldiers; http://www.ancestry.com.
  11. Contribution from Joan Tanner ().
  12. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77306546.
  13. 1870 census, Madison Court House P.O., Robertson Township, Madison County, Virginia; roll M593-1662, page 95, line #15, dwelling #285, family #289-290.
  14. 1880 census, Robertson District, Madison County, Virginia; roll T9-1377, ED 108, page 373B, line #11, dwelling #76, family #85.
  15. Posting Oct 3 2006 by Jill Miclean () to the Saline County, Missouri message board:
    http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/localities.northam.usa.states.missouri.counties.saline/1093.


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